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The UK's bestselling magazine for women who write.

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Pays£30

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FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

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  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 2200 words max

Max words: 2200

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

There are currently five ways to submit fiction to Mslexia, from a 100-word flash in response to a visual prompt, to 2,200-word broadcast-length short story on our latest theme.

Nonfiction

Payment: £ 30

There are currently six ways to submit your life writing to Mslexia, including how you’re writing despite a personal challenge, what you’re blogging about, and Mslexia Moths anecdotes for performance.

Nonfiction - 800 words max

Max words: 200

Max words: 800

Max pieces: 2

There are currently six ways to submit your life writing to Mslexia, including how you’re writing despite a personal challenge, what you’re blogging about, and Mslexia Moths anecdotes for performance. Mslexia welcomes article and interview proposals at any time.

Poetry

Max lines: 40

Max pieces: 4

There are currently five ways to submit poetry to Mslexia, including our topical themed ‘Poet Laureate’ slot and our ‘Poems for the Planet’ series curated by Climate Writer Linda France.

Hybrid

No specific limitations

Interview

Mslexia welcomes article and interview proposals at any time and we normally commission magazine articles in December, March, June and September.

Photography

And just to prove there’s more to writing than grit and grammar, there are currently six ways to submit fun stuff to Mslexia. Our limerick slot has closed, but our appetite for daftness continues.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    All entries are read anonymously, so please do not put your name or contact details anywhere on the text pages of your entry. (This information should be restricted to your online Entry Form or to a cover sheet for postal entries.)

  • Eligibility

    Women and other marginalized genders
    Mslexia was set up to support women writers and to showcase their work. We welcome submissions in English or English dialect. The majority of our submission categories are open to anyone who self-identifies as a woman, regardless of background or location. However, some of our more popular slots are reserved for subscribers only.

  • Formatting

    The file types we accept are: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf, .txt, .pages, .odt. We do not accept image files, .jpg, .png etc.

  • Author's rights

    If your work is published in Mslexia, we are happy for you to reprint it on your own website or social media, or submit it for possible publication elsewhere, provided this occurs after the original date of publication in Mslexia, and provided Mslexia is credited as follows: ‘This piece was originally published in Mslexia, the magazine for women who write, mslexia.co.uk’.

  • Additional info

    If you have submitted to one of our other submission slots, we will contact you again only if we want to publish your work.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

79 days

Average response time

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Average acceptance rate

12 days

Fastest response time

233 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1185 days, 1185 days

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About

Welcome to the magazine for women who write. Read by top authors and absolute beginners, Mslexia is a quarterly masterclass in the business and psychology of writing. What’s new in creativity and publishing, expert advice and inspiration, debate and opinion, extraordinary poetry and prose, plus uni...

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    Debbie Taylor

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